BAPTISM AT ST MICHAEL'S
Through baptism we celebrate life and welcome God's children (whatever their age) into His family, the Church. We acknowledge the sinful nature of humanity and use the symbolism of water to show that through knowing Jesus and following him, this sin can be forgiven and washed away.
For infants, their parents, godparents, and the Church make promises to bring up that child to know about Jesus, so that they can make a decision to follow Him when they are older.
For adults, baptism symbolises the commitment that they have already made and their baptism is a public declaration of this. If they have been baptised as an infant, baptism is seen as a symbolic renewal of those original promises.
We hold a monthly baptism preparation evening where you can come and explore more about what baptism means, what the service will be like, and how you can encourage an ongoing growth in faith.